Born In Africa. Impacting The World.
Our sourcing collaborations are one of our biggest strengths. We couldn’t have built a sustainable supply chain by merely partnering with bio-certified farms, but by supporting both indigenous communities practising traditional farming in nondescript villages, as well as by working with visionary agriculturalists who are relentlessly pursuing regenerative farming in their land and putting flavour above yield. We focus on indigenous food origins in order to appreciate natural terroir over an introduced terroir as much as and where possible. We let our partner farm owners have the bargaining power to decide the value of their produce. This is not only fair or equitable, but is also a way of empowering them so they are able to continue their painstaking efforts towards regenerative farming. We value the ancestral knowhow and the tireless tending that goes into bringing some of the finest food ingredients to the Food of Gods community.
Love & good health,
SLOW CURED ANDAPA VANILLA BEANS
Our Andapa Vanilla Beans are from a bio-certified family farm in Andapa, Madagascar. 4 generations of ancestral wisdom along with the intricate slow-curing process & conditioning makes the vanilla beans extraordinary & full of flavour.
Dylan, our farm partner, shadowed his father since he was fifteen and continues to promote sustainable & ethical practices in the otherwise murky trade of the world’s second-most expensive spice.
NUTMEG & CLOVES FROM THEIR ORIGINAL ORIGIN
The aromatic Rhun ‘Sundried’ Nutmeg is grown in the fertile slopes of the volcanic mountain ’Karangetan’ in the Siao Island, which is geographically identified to grow the best nutmeg in the world. We would not have sourced Nutmeg & Cloves from any other origin except for Indonesia where they are so deeply rooted in culture and steeped in history.
THE MOST MEDICINAL TURMERIC OF ALL
Our Lakadong ‘Heirloom’ Turmeric is absolutely gold standard. This heirloom variety is extraordinary with curcumin content ranging between 7-9%. It is grown by a women community of small-holder farmers led by Trinity Saioo in a remote village in the state of Meghalaya in India. Ms Trinity has been honoured with the prestigious Padma Sri in 2020 for discovering this Turmeric variety. Their produce needs a wider market and we are proud to bring Lakadong Turmeric to the West African market & beyond.
RAW CACAO FROM GHANA
A 100-year-old ancestral cocoa farm in Ghana’s Oworam village is home to the purest form of raw cacao - Our Ashanti Cacao Nibs. It is sustainably & regeneratively grown cocoa that are fermented after harvest, sun-dried, then crushed into chunky & buttery nibs. It has been named after the largest Akan Empire (Asante/Ashanti), in what is now modern day Ghana.
HAND~CRAFTED, SHADE~DRIED TRUE CINNAMON
The farm that grows our Kandy ‘Heirloom’ Cinnamon sits atop a mountainous village in Sri Lanka & is one of a kind. As you look a few acres farther, the evergreen cinnamon trees get merged with forest land & as you walk past them and take a stroll around its natural periphery, flowing streams gushing through its rocky terrain will take your breadth away. It is a magical place, and we are so lucky to be sourcing the finest quills for you that are so dearly made by our extremely skilled Sinhalese craftsmen & women.